Since no one from management showed up to haul down the fence, I left it stacked outside, the best I could. When I figured out no one was coming, I started to haul it to the dumpster, as a safer place to keep it away from the kids getting hurt on it. Repeated calls to main management were not returned, which has been the standard on this whole project.
A few months back I discovered a root beer soda pop with CBD. It helped quite a bit, but was expensive and I don’t need all that extra sugar. I had noticed a new shop going in, so decided to drop in and price CBD drops.
The sign on the door said Appointment Only, but for some reason I decided to try it anyway. Normally I would not. That unlocked door would change my life.
I met a very nice lady who, it turns out, has most of the same disabilities I have. Long story short, she gave me a sample of her CBD oil to try. I’ve tried medical marijuana, but the THC gave me too many problems, so I was more than ready to try the oil.
My back was seizing up on me and within a few minutes, I was comfortable. The wonderful lady told me she would bring a bottle to sell me the next day. I felt so good I could hardly wait!
Now, I had already done a lot of hauling around, but even more boys showed up to help haul what was left of my fence to the dumpster area, while the manager and one of my least favorite neighbors stood there making loud snide remarks. Now, some of those boys that were helping me were problem kids, but here they were, voluntarily helping me. We had to walk around the manager.
Knowing my manager was going to raise hell about the stuff outside the dumpster, I decided to rent a rent a Uhaul pickup and take the load to the dump. Unfortunately I read the open times for Saturday wrong and I missed the chance for the truck.
By this time, the CBD had really kicked in. I take a few drops in the morning at at night. Suddenly I was feeling 30 years younger. The brain fog that worries me so much was gone. My dizzy spells and weak spells were much, much better, I had thought that being immobile so much of the time might be causing them, and they have almost cleared up. Evidently the brain fog was from pain, because it’s virtually gone. Yes, I have senior moments, but that is to be expected.
It was now a beautiful warm Saturday. No boys to help me But hey, I was feeling great! And I wanted it gone.
So I eyed that mess that had been my fence, and another pile of wire shelves, plus a ratty old garbage can I didn’t need any more. I got out my tape measure and measured the cargo area of my Jeep. I decided with some extra work I could fit a lot of it in there. I had to haul all that stuff back by myself.
Some of the wire shelving was over seven feet long. I got out my handy dandy bolt cutter and cut them in half. I yanked the wooden fence apart a little more. I fit things like a jigsaw puzzle in my Jeep. I used to help with remodeling houses and I felt like old times. I was careful and sat down a lot but I kept at it slowly but surely. It took hours but in the end, everything was fitted in the back of my Jeep. I even cleaned my car out while I was at it.
Dump is not open on Sunday, but that was fine, the mess was confined in my car. And it poured. And poured some more. I took some time off to recuperate and snuggle with my cats, who couldn’t understand why I had been absent so much. I felt strong and capable, things I hadn’t felt for over a decade.
Monday I drove to the dump and unloaded the car again by myself. It weighed 240 lbs! I had moved all that myself TWICE!!! And it was another beautiful day.
So, sometimes when bad things happen, even better things can come out of it. My RA is basically in remission. If I’m careful, I can do most things. I can go for walks in the woods. Play with the kids. CLEAN MY HOUSE, which I never thought I would look forward to in a thousand years. My mind is clicking over with new creative plans. Every day I have that “This day is the first of your life.” feeling. The world is full of possibilities again.
So excuse me, I have to go do the dishes. And while I’ve been typing, the sun has come out and it’s turning into another beautiful Oregon fall. It’s been so warm even with the rain that the leaves are just beginning to turn. I bought a pot of mums for my new fenceless garden area, so I will enjoy the sun for a bit. Then I will finally be able to get back to cleaning my studio/craft room!